This painting is for a show I’m participating in. The theme is the real women who inspired classic rock songs. This piece is about the woman who inspired the Tom Jones’ hit, Delilah. The original inspiration of the writer was a girl he had a summer fling with when he was 15 years old. At the end of the summer on her way back home she told him she had a boyfriend and their relationship was over. That was the moment I wanted to capture.
This painting was commissioned by my client as a gift to her mother who had to move out of their long-time family home. The reference photo I had to work from was taken shortly before the home was torn down.